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Messages - Ken Fraser

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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Uncial variation
« on: Today at 05:47:16 AM »
Uncial, narrowed and at a slight slope

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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Celestory style
« on: February 27, 2024, 04:47:20 PM »
Written in the Gothic style of the Celestory font

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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Gothic Rotunda
« on: February 27, 2024, 10:28:46 AM »
Gothic Rotunda

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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Irish Uncial
« on: February 26, 2024, 04:21:10 PM »
Written in Irish Uncial

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With a Hunt 101 nib

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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Hermann Zapf style of Italic
« on: February 24, 2024, 09:36:34 AM »
I agree. Interletter spacing is more manageable and more consistent. Unfortunately, if we write like that, there is the assumption that we don't know what we are doing, and that it's just bad writing.  :(

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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Hermann Zapf style of Italic
« on: February 22, 2024, 05:11:32 AM »
Hermann Zapf style of Italic

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Another Double Entendre  ::)

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Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy / Double Entendre
« on: February 19, 2024, 07:19:18 AM »
Double Entendre  ::)

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Show & Tell / Bastarda Espanola
« on: February 18, 2024, 08:37:10 AM »
Written in Bastarda Espanola

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Show & Tell / Re: Dancing butterfly
« on: February 16, 2024, 06:17:00 AM »
Thanks Erica.
Here's the complete Lowercase. I incorporated the ligatures as part of the lettering to make the inter-letter spacing easier.

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Show & Tell / Dancing butterfly
« on: February 15, 2024, 05:32:40 AM »
Written in a personal script

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Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy / Glissando
« on: February 07, 2024, 04:29:48 PM »
Glissando

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: roundhand diagram
« on: January 31, 2024, 10:30:58 AM »
I've never tried to write at any other slant than 55°, but my current guidesheets need replaced and I just wondered if changing the slant was worth it. Would my lettering look better? I guess the only way to find out is to try. :)
My diagram consists of all the English Roundhand minuscules at 55 degrees slope..Your writing is in the American Engrossers or Engravers script which is different. To the best of my knowledge, neither Bill Lilly or Louis Madarasz wrote in 18th century English Roundhand.
There is no reason why you shouldn't create your own diagram in your chosen script and at your chosen slope angle!

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: roundhand diagram
« on: January 30, 2024, 03:44:07 AM »
Many years ago I self-learned English Roundhand from "Copperplate Calligraphy" by Dick Jackson and "The Universal Penman" by George Bickham. As a slope of 55 degrees is used throughout both of these bools, I assumed that after experimentation this was decided as the ideal angle to produce the most beautiful form of this lettering. I think that it's worth noting that the writing master George Shelley wrote Roundhand in 1709 at an angle of 62 degrees, It's significant that this was never adopted as the normal slope and by the time of The Universal Penman, 34 years later,  a writing slope of 55 degrees had become the normal, acceptable practice.. Of all scripts English Roundhand is my favourite and, as a traditionalist, I have never seen any point in deviating from this ideal. Of course, there are no Copperplate police out there, and any deviation is entirely up to the individual. Having said that, I have still to see any English Roundhand which benefits significantly from being written at a different angle. I know that there are attractive versions of this style, but in my opinion if the writing angle is too different, it should be labelled as a variation to avoid confusion.

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